After You’ve Passed Your Driving Test

Have you recently passed your driving test? Have you thought about taking Pass Plus, or Advanced Driving Lessons? Acclaim Driving can help you to become a safe driver for life! Driving is a lifelong skill that you should keep updating! Passing your driving test gives you a sense of freedom; a means of going wherever and whenever you want to go without relying on other drivers or public transport. But it’s important to remember that once you have passed your driving test this is just the first step towards safe driving and your goal should be to become a safe driver for life!

By The Acclaim Team on 16th May 2014 in News

After You’ve Passed Your Driving Test

Passing your driving test gives you a sense of freedom; a means of going wherever and whenever you want to go without relying on other drivers or public transport. But it’s important to remember that once you have passed your driving test this is just the first step towards safe driving and your goal should be to become a safe driver for life! It is important to refresh your driving skills throughout your driving life. Statistics show that new drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in an accident in their first year of driving than other drivers with more experience.

So check out the website: Safe Driving for life website at www.safedrivingforlife.info This invaluable resource has been created in partnership between the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency and their official publisher, TSO, to give you loads of helpful hints and tips on how to keep safe on the roads. The website includes advice on Pass Plus and other advanced driving courses which can help you become an even more skilful driver.

We’d also like to recommend that you spend some more time having professional tuition. There are loads of opportunities to become a better driver once you’ve passed your test; many are great fun and all are worthwhile, because extra training is proven to be a lifesaver.

It’s a fact                                                                     

Drivers coached beyond the L-test are more aware of other road users, road conditions and hazards on the road, making them much safer, according to a recent study. It found that 98% of advanced drivers are more aware of other road users, and potential hazards, while 66% believe that advanced driver training helped them avoid an incident, or collision, and 78% now have better car-handling skills.

Check out our Pass Plus or Advanced or Refresher Driving Lessons prices in your area now!

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      Be A Safer Driver

  • Read the road: the further ahead you look, the more time you have to recognise and respond to hazards. Always be able to stop your vehicle in the distance you can see to be clear.
  • Anticipate: having looked ahead, use that knowledge to anticipate the problems that might come up and plan for them well in advance, to avoid needing to take last-minute action.
  • Using the two-second rule: watch as the vehicle in front of you goes past a marker, then say “only a fool breaks the two second rule”. If you’re at the marker before you’ve finished, you’re too close. Double the distance in the wet.
  • Concentrate: at 70mph your stopping distance is the length of a football pitch. Looking away at a crucial moment can be fatal.
  • Assume the worst: never assume another driver has seen you, or will react as you expect. Don’t rely on someone else’s reaction to keep you safe.
  • Look behind – and to the side of you: use mirrors regularly so that you have a 360 degree understanding of what’s going on around you. Always check over your shoulder before moving out.
  • Manage your personal space: if you keep space around your vehicle, you’ll always have more time and room to deal with hazards.
  • Stay fresh: driver fatigue is a major factor in many accidents. Take at least a 15-minute break after every two hours at the wheel.
  • No sudden movements: if you’ve scanned all around and used that information to predict what may happen, you should never be surprised by another vehicle’s movements.
  • Learn from your mistakes: near misses happen to everybody. Afterwards, think how you could have avoided getting into that situation, even if you think it was the other driver’s fault.

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